Paul Ryan is being chastised by some in the media this morning for being factually challenged in his speech Wednesday night at the RNC. For instance, factcheckers agree that Ryan falsely implied that President Obama broke a promise to prevent a car factory in Ryan's hometown from closing, when the factory shut down before Obama took office.
And Ryan repeated now-debunked statements about Obama's proposed Medicare cuts and other Republicans have repeated claims that have been deemed false about the president changing welfare-to-work requirements. A Romney pollster raised eyebrows this week for saying "we're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers." What's true and what's not in speeches made at the RNC?
- Politifact: Truth-O-Meter
- The Atlantic: "We're Not Going to Let Our Campaign Be Dictated by Fact-Checkers"
- NPR: Fact Checkers Say Some Of Ryan's Claims Don't Add Up
- Angie Drobnic Holan, Deputy PolitiFact editor at the Tampa Bay Times
This segment aired on August 30, 2012.